Consists of nine (9) members: one qualified person
with training and experience in each of the following industries: a member of the public, architecture or
technical design, engineer, commercial contractor, plumbing, HVAC/mechanical contractor, electrical and a person with training or experience to pass on matters pertaining to hazards of fire, explosions, hazardous conditions or fire protection systems.
Meets on call.
Reviews proposed amendments to construction model codes and hears appeals on rulings of the Building Official or Fire Chief.
Texas Tax Code Chapter 311 gives Cities the authority to create these special districts, one of the most effective key economic development tools in the State. The City of Garland has three tax increment financing (TIF) districts to promote the development and redevelopment of the following key geographic areas: Downtown and the area around the Forest-Jupiter Light Rail Station, I-30 Corridor, and TIF Zone #3.